Rosa Mexicano To Open In Puerto Rico

Rosa Mexicano, the contemporary Mexican restaurant from Josefina Howard, which first opened in midtown Manhattan in 1984, is set to open to San Juan, according to chef Roberto Treviño, who shared the news at Taste of the Islands, an annual food festival at W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island that benefits young Vieques residents.

Chef Roberto Treviño of Budatai, Casa Lola, Bar Gitano, and El Barril on Ashford Avenue in San Juan, and his restaurant group Out of This World, is bringing Rosa Mexicano to The Shops at Paseo Caribe, a new shopping, entertainment, and residential complex overlooking Condado Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

The latest outpost of the Rosa Mexicano chain, which has 14 restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and elsewhere, is slated to open in February 2013 and will serve the same menu, including guacamole en molcajete, which is made in a lava-rock mortar and prepared tableside. The San Juan location is the second international location of Rosa Mexicano, with the first one in Panama City, Panama.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.